Feb 17–19, 2017

Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks

Dec 2, 2016


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks

We’ve been told we like ‘happy songs.’ These are lies.    

The blurbs go here. They assure us the artist has been vetted by the right people from the right cultural institutions. If somebody at the Toronto Star felt the artist “stands among an exalted few in the enduring Canadian song tradition: Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Fred Eaglesmith, Bruce Cockburn…” then maybe you will, too. The bio goes here. The bio is written with an ‘aw, shucks’ likability that attests to the songwriter’s populist stage presence and professional credentials: his “soulful, honest voice,” his multiple awards and nominations; and, a list of outrageously famous people with whom the artist has thus far “shared the stage.” The new album promo goes here. It should answer basic questions about what well known people thought the project worthy of their time and what gatekeepers deemed the project worthy of their generous financial support – all in a way that easily assigns the artist to a specific Folk Roots Americana Indie genre while making it sound as much like Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska as possible. You go here: Winterfolk XV Blues and Roots Festival, Feb 17-19, 2017.    

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